18 organizations that committed homicide, forced displacement, drug trafficking, theft, extortion and fraud were dismantled in 2022.

The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado; the Deputy Attorney General, Martha Janeth Mancera; and the delegate director for Territorial Security, Luisa Fernanda Obando Guerrero; visited Ibagué (Tolima), to monitor the investigative actions carried out against the crimes that affect Tolima and Huila.

In the first half of 2022, progress was made in clarifying 100% of the known cases of femicide in the two departments. Regarding domestic violence, significant results were obtained in 63.14% of the cases in Tolima; while in Huila they rose to 75.34%.

On the other hand, in terms of violence against children and adolescents, the highest average was reached in Tolima with 53.61% progress in clarification. Likewise, in Huila 52.15% was obtained.

In the fight against organized crime, the Prosecutor’s Office dismantle 18 gangs involved in homicides, displacement, micro-trafficking, theft, extortion and fraud in Tolima. In addition, 138 people involved in different crimes were arrested and prosecuted.

Regarding homicides, in Huila there was a significant advance in the clarification. In 2021, the index was at 17.42%. During the first half of 2022 it rose to 47.50%. This is the result of the implementation of the strategy of the itinerant prosecutor who travels to the places of the facts, maintains direct communication with the judicial police groups and constantly monitors the criminal notices about this crime.

“Regarding fraud, we have initiated a national strategy against this crime. In this sense, we are working on cases association to impact large organizations that commit crimes in different parts of the country”, revealed the Attorney General.

As part of that investigative plan, Dairo Arias Carvajal was prosecuted, who would be involved in seven different events, including the scam committed against the athlete and Olympic medalist Ingrit Valencia.

Arias Carvajal, apparently, deceived his victims with vehicles and real estate sale agreements managed by the Special Assets Company (Sociedad de Activos Especiales  SAE in Spanish ) and he received the money from the buyers but did not deliver the goods. The Prosecutor’s Office charged him with aggravated fraud and issuance and illegal transfer of checks, forgery in a public document, and procedural fraud.

Outstanding Cases

  • Soldier investigated for domestic violence

At the request of the Prosecutor’s Office, the soldier Gilver Quiñonez Rodríguez was sent to prison for attacking his sentimental partner, on July 4, in Colombia (Huila). The man, in the presence of the woman’s father, allegedly hit her multiple times and caused considerable damage to her house. A sectional prosecutor charged him with aggravated domestic violence.

  • ‘The R 45’ were dismantled

At the request of the Prosecutor’s Office, 10 alleged members of the criminal structure ‘Los R 45’, who would be involved in motorcycle theft and robbery in commercial establishments in Pitalito, Isnos and San Agustín (Huila), were prosecuted

‘The R 45’ would be responsible for 17 robberies. In some of these facts they allegedly exchanged stolen vehicles for narcotics, in order to be sold in the region. A sectional prosecutor charged them with aggravated theft; trafficking, manufacturing or possession of drugs; receiving stolen goods; manufacturing, trafficking, possession of firearms, accessories, parts or ammunition; and conspiracy to commit a crime.

  • The homicide of a young man in Tello (Huila) was clarified

A 17-year-old adolescent who allegedly caused the death of another young man on July 2, in the main park of Tello (Huila) was sent to a juvenile detention center.

The minor admitted to having attacked the victim with a knife, after complaining about removing a cap from his head.

When we speak, results follow.

The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.